1. Ocean Sky Aviation's Licence To Thrill In 'Quantum of Solace'

    By Devin Zydel on 2008-05-29

    European private jet charter, management and brokerage company Ocean Sky Aviation today announced their involvement in the forthcoming 22nd James Bond film, Quantum of Solace.

    The Bond film will feature eight jets from the company–more than any other film in the 007 franchise.

    Ocean Sky Aviation Announce “LICENCE TO THRILL” With Starrng Role

    Ocean Sky Aviation, Europe’s fastest growing private jet charter, management and brokerage company is thrilled to announce its involvement with the 22nd James Bond film, Quantum of Solace due out at the end of October.

    EON Productions, the movie company behind the film used 8 Ocean Sky jets in total: A Bombardier Challenger 604, four Lear jets, a Gulfstream GV, a Cessna Citation V and a Hawker 800.

    The film has particular significance because it will feature more jets than any other in the 46 year history of the Bond movie franchise. It is also 100 years since Bond creator Ian Fleming was born.

    Head of Sales and Marketing for Ocean Sky Aviation, Niki Rokni says “It’s the perfect association for us. We pride ourselves on offering elegance and cutting edge excellence, and this is all evident in the film. We could not be happier.”

    The filming was completed this year, but was not without its challenges.

    Rob Elliott, Director of Flight Operations for Ocean Sky, handled the practical arrangements and also put the Ocean Sky owned Challenger, G-OCSC, through its paces for the film.

    “We also really did invest time and care in making sure it was all safe, especially one landing in Panama at a place not used to our type of jets. We sent one of our senior captains, Andreas Kollberg, out there in advance and he came back with nearly 300 photographs and video of the runway. He also assessed safety hazards, which in this case included flocks of huge vultures with six feet wingspans.”

    Ocean Sky’s reputation as a Hollywood friendly aviation company has spread after the James Bond filming experience. “Word has got around Hollywood and we’re now talking with two other major productions.” says Rokni.

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